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Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata Haymarket Opera Company presents Haydn's L'isola disabitata

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)

Written in 1779, L’isola disabitata (The Desert Island) is set to a text by the 18th century’s most important librettist, Pietro Metastasio. Haymarket Opera Orchestra, Chicago’s premier period instrument orchestra, will introduce you to Haydn’s lush score for strings, flute, oboes, bassoon, natural horns, and fortepiano.

The story tells of the sisters Costanza and Silvia who have lived alone on a desert island for 13 years after a bad storm forced their ship to port. When they landed, Costanza’s husband Gernando was abducted by pirates. He has spent the intervening years as a slave. Costanza is about to commit suicide when Gernando and his friend Enrico return to the island to find the sisters. And all’s well that ends well.


Costanza - Kimberly McCord

Silvia - Suzanne Lommler

Gernando - Scott Brunscheen

Enrico - Jonathan Beyer

Craig Trompeter, Music Director

Sarah Edgar, Stage Director

Meriem Bahri, Costume Designer

Tickets  $15-$57